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by an american. >> stephen colbert in character testifying before congress about immigration, but not all the lawmakers were laughing. >>> and take a l te you how dru tried to sneak 21 pounds of pot past customs at dull hess airport. >>> we begin tonight with -- dulles airport. >>> we begin tonight with that devastating fire in virginia. thanks for joining us. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. three homes in virginia badly damaged. now we're hearing what it was like for the man inside the house where the fire started. fox 5's bob barnard with this one. >> it was a tense two hours or so in that manassas neighborhood as fire quickly spread from one house to another. you're about to hear a voice from inside the home where the fire started, but first some of the others who couldn't believe what they were seeing. >> 911. where is your emergency? >> there's a house burning in sumner lake. >> reporter: it's just after 3:00 thursday afternoon. a house on tillett loop in manassas has caught fire fanned by strong winds. the flames quickly spread. 911 calls begin flooding prince william county f
're refusing to give him back. >>> and mr. colbert goes to washington. why stephen colbert is testifying before congress. and why the only thing we need is fear itself. he's there live this morning. >>> good morning, everyone. with colbert here, we need you full strength. >> i feel a lot better than i look. i have jake tapper, just in case my voice gives out. >> put me in, coach. i'm ready. >> shove me out of the way. >> for a second, i thought he was too eager to jump in there. >>> let's get to the news this morning. the republican party pledge to america. they're unveiling it today. spelling out exactly what they would do if they took control of congress. promising to shrink the size of government. get control of the deficit. we saw president obama lashing out at it. and we'll have paul ryan here. he's one of the party's rising stars. we'll talk about it in a couple minutes. >>> also this morning, we'll hear the chilling confession of one of the men accused in the brutal home invasion in connecticut. what he says really happened that day. and why his words could lead to that conviction. >>> w
expire, every income level would expect significant tax increases next year. >>> stephen colbert is set to testify on capitol hill today. why he is considered an expert witness. >>> what may have sparked a raging fire that destroyed three townhomes and damaged five others in northern virginia. >>> 72 degrees. a hazy, muggy start to your friday morning. we'll be back with the latest on your forec right here ithis neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts wi good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education fir. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now have the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better. china, they're busy building wind farms and expanding clean energy manufacturing. but in america, gridlo has held us back. now, the senate can change that
is kidnapped and then forced to help rob the bank. >>> comedian stephen colbert took his tookt capitol hill to talk about illegal immigrant farm workers. >>> the top drug enforce many agency wants everybody to clean out their medicine cabinets this weekend. >>> the redskins still don't know who their starting left tackle will be. they do say they're ready for sam bradford, the number one overall pick. plus the terps want to get back on track against florida international tomorr >>> in florida, they're still trying to sortout a bank robbery that ban the at the apartment of a bank teller. according to investigators, the two men broke in around midnight. they held the teller and his father. then they strapped a bomb to his chest. two of the robbers took him to the bank and forced him to open the vault. the third suspect stayed behind with the teller's father. eventually all three of the robbers got away. it is not clear just how much money they got. nobody was injured. >>> sarah shourd is the american hiker who spentore a year in iran. we have gotten word that she met with mahmoud ahmadinejad
showtime. comedi stephen colbe appears before congress testifying at a hearing on immigration. >> this is america. i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. >> did his tongue-in-cheek performance mock congress or send an important message? >>> out of control. a florida mom arrest and charged with child abuse after egging on her teenage daughter's catfight. and it was all caught on tape. >>> and bailed out. lindsay lohan free this morning just hours after a judge ordered her back to jail. we'll have the latest episode for the troubled young actress. day is saturday, september 25, for the troubled young actress. day is saturday, september 25, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> goomorning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday. i'm lester holt. >> i'm amy robach. a lot of people may have thought they were watchg "the colbert report." actually, no, it was a real subcommittee hearing in congress. >> i have to tell you. i didn't know whether to laugh out loud or cringe bause it was awkward at times. colbert not the first celebrity to testify before congre
bump this up to c- span 1. >> stephen colbert bring some comedy to congress. he addresses the issue of illegal immigration. illegal immigration. [ monkey cheeps ] [ male announcer ] a bath becomes even more pleasurable when you know that your water is being heated in an environmentally- conscious way while saving you hundreds of dollars on your water-heating energy bill. the geospring water heater from ge with advanced hybrid technology. heating the water in your home any other way is just going to seem primitive. [ monkey cheeps ] ♪ maryland residents can save up to $780 while funds last. alert --ight's medical a new report on global obesity suggests the world is getting fatter and americans are leading the pack. that report comes from the organization for economic cooperation and development finds the americans at the heaviest of the richest countries about -- which is countries. about 33% of the adults in the country are obese. they are calling of the food industry for advertising unhealthy foods for children. don't forget -- healthy days begin monday. meet me at city hall to w
was amused by last week's congressional testimony from comedian stephen colbert. sunny hoyer called it inappropriate and a quote embarrassment to colbert. and now here's an early look. the dow opened at 10,860. the s&p rose 10 points and the nasdaq added 54. in tokyo the nikkei rose 130 points while in hong kong the hang seng jumped to 121. >>> the dow on track for its best september since 1954. the big question will this month's surge continue for a fourth straight week. the answer lies which way the economic data swings. 'll get an update on consumer confidence and spending and a fresh look at home prices. auto data seams for september is also due and should be a little higher this month. coming up on thursday, wall street will get another reading on just how much the economy grew in the second quarter with another look at gross domestic product. >>> treasury secretary tim geithner will be meeting for the first time this week. the goal will be to find ways for fiscal responsibility and financial reform. >>> hyundai has issued a voluntary recall of 140,000 sedan over potential stee
. >>> jon stewart and stephen colbert coming to the national mall >> . the hosts of the daily show and the colbert report will have dueling rallies. this happens october 30. the event is being called the rally to restore sanity, for jon stewart. and for stephen colbert, the march to keep fera ar alive. >>> one step closer to the world's biggest airline. >> and property is on the rise. john nelson as those stories and more. -- rob nelson. >> the recession pushes the poverty rate to a 15-year high. 44 million americans live in poverty. that is one of seven people. millions north stay above the poverty line because of government benefits and other assistance. the head of the johnson & johnson consumer division is retiring next year. her division is responsible for a string of embarrassing recall which included children's tylenol. gm builds the new ceo thinks it will take several years for taxpayers to get their allowed money back. the remaining $43 billion will be repaid through the company's initial public offering which will be expected later this year. part of that loan being repai
to you. >>> if stephen colbert's trip to captiol hill today was aimed at getting attention, it worked. how his testimony on undocumented workers went over with congress. >>> after a brief court appearance in beverly hills, lindsay lohan is sent back to jail for failing drug tests. i will have that story coming up. >>> but first, a bizarre bank robbery in miami. robbers strap a bomb to a teller and then force him to go to his bank to get the cash. >>> a bank hostage drama unfolded near the university of miami in coral gables. it has ended peacefully but listen to this, authorities say a bank of america teller was abducted this morning. he's now safe. the three suspects, who abducted him, got away. the fbi says a robber strapped a possible bomb to this man's chest, and forced him to steal money from the bank. the university of miami used text messages to alert students to the situation, which again is over. the university of virginia is holding day-long discussions about campus safety and violence prevention today. they are calling it a day of dialogue toward a caring community. this ev
. it happens in arlington, and montgomery county. >>> stephen colbert is on capitol hill this afternoon. he wrapped up his testimony before the judiciary committee on the subject of march -- migrant farmworkers. he testified in character about what he calls his vast knowledge of the subject. >> congresswomen lofgren asked me to share my vast experience, spending one day as a migrant farm worker. i'm happy to use my celebrity to draw attention to this complicated issue. i hope that my star power can't bump this hearing all the way up to cspan-1. >>> he recently spent a day picking vegetables on a farm in new york. >>> global leaders including president obama made in new york city for the united nations general assembly. iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad is making most of the headlines incurring the wrath of western nations. he has said the u.s. should release eight iranian prisoners being held here much like american hiker who was released last week from iran. >> i don't work with the government. i don't have any control over these things. i don't really have an opinion. i want this to b
the prosecutor. he said he would let york handle case but he has not ruled it out. >>> some calling stephen colbert 's presentation last week on capitol hill. we're going to take a closer look at this when we are joined by farm johnson in a few minutes. >>> a manassas fire marshall said a cigarette caused a fire that destroyed three homes and damaged five others. and he said gusty winds and the homes were so close together were other factors. the fire on thursday was one of the biggest residential fires ever in manassas. >>> slot machines are coming to maryland and a few days earlier than expected. the casino is opening in less than one hour. the first slot casino in perryville just got approval from the lottery commission to open early. a dry run on saturday went smoothly so it's opening at 8:00 a.m. this morning. >>> coming up next on fox 5 morning news, before the congregation at his megachurch in georgia, allegations of sexual misconduct surface. >>> and they have been trapped underground for more than 50 days now but the equipment that will rescue 33 miners in chile is now in place. >>
with dr. stephen chu. that will be at the u.s. engineering festival on the mall october 23. stop by if you are interested. you can see all sorts of neat things. our neat thing, the temperature is above average, 84 degrees. we still have that humidity along the east coast. it hardly feels like september. this september running way above average. five degrees above average. there is that train in the atmosphere. look at the heavy rain down to our south. some spots in florida have had over an inch of rain. there are flood watches into north carolina. look at the rain fall around our area. there is not much rain in bowie. probably by thursday you could see two-3 inches of rain. over two inches in florida. fort lauderdale had over an inch of rain. as that moisture comes up late tomorrow night, that means into new england there could be very heavy rain. not a tropical storm but a lot of leftover tropical moisture. tomorrow when you get up temperatures will be around 60 degrees. rather mild but a comfortable day. late tomorrow some of those sprinkles will be coming our way. temperatures into the
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that allows them to track their every move. >> jon stewart and stephen colbert a bringing big business to washington. right here in this neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work meanopportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education first. we've made record invements our classroom.. doubled the number of chaer schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts sawe nowave the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better. china, they're busy building wind farms and expanding clean energy manufacturing. but in america, gridlock has held us back. now, the senate can changethat a renewable electricity standard. it will spur development of clean energy and boost manufacturing in america, creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs. so we can make our own energy future - not just buy it frochina. call your senators and urge them to pass a renewable electricity sta
to be giving us an update. >>> also, spending the day picking vegetables at a farm. stephen colbert spends a day on capitol hill after doing that for a house hearing about farm workers. we're going to get details from our politics.com desk coming up. [ female announcer ] what if your natural beauty could be flawless, too? new aveeno positively radiant tinted moisturizers, with scientifically proven soy complex and natural minerals give you sheer coverage instantly, then go on, to even skin tone in four weeks. new aveeno tinted moisturizers. i know who works differently than many other allergy medications. hoo? omnaris. [ men ] omnaris -- to the nose! [ man ] did you know nasal symptoms like congestion can be caused by allergic inflammation? omnaris relieves your symptoms by fighting inflammation. side effects may include headache, nosebleed, and sore throat. [ inhales deeply ] i told my allergy symptoms to take a hike. omnaris. ask your doctor. battling nasal allergy symptoms? omnaris combats the cause. get omnaris for $11 at omnaris.com. my friends at work think there's more than one "me.
saying. >> not in this case. i'm a little biased because cuomo is a great guy. >>> has stephen colbert delivered his last joke on capitol hill? testimony from the comedian may have banned him from life. >>> a day after her first gubernatorial debate, meg whitman confronts a political firestorm after allegations she knowingly employed an illegal immigrant. first we're bracing for severe weather. here is bill karins with the latest. >> as advertised, a rough morning commute. already have flash flood warnings around d.c. tornado watch from philadelphia southward. new york city not looking pretty. this picture behind me in times square shows it. heavy in and tropical downpours in the city. there's a look at times square. only going to get worse as we go through out the day. this is a 24-hour event. the storm system is located in the carolinas and all of the moisture is coming straight up like this. it's going to rush all the way through the heavy populated areas especially from new york city south wards down through d.c. i mentioned the tornado watch. we do have a tornado warning just sout
. >>> glenn beck getting a run for his money. jon stewart and stephen colbert bringing their human to the nation's capital, calling america to join them on the national mall. thousands are already on board. will thomas has the details. >> reporter: for tonight i announce the rally to restore sanity. >> i am calling for the nation to join me on the washington mall for the march to keep fear alive. >> reporter: duly rallies the same day. comedy network stars jon stewart and stephen colbert offer viewers alternatives. >> well i asked my students in class today, out of 20 students, 20 said they are going to the rally. why? because they feel the only people on television that call politicians out for their misstatements or mistruths or weak logic are stephen colbert and jon stewart. >> reporter: this is scheduled three days before the mid-term elections. even some democratic strategists question whether the effort will keep those away who might have volunteered to get the vote out that weekend. >> instead of siphoning them off, you might mobilize them and get them interested and get the
. >> plus, why stephen colbert may testify before congress tomorrow. >> also, the temperatures are not fall-ing. tom is talking about some near record highs. weather and traffic ahead. >>> and next, also on the way up, prices at starbucks. >>> well yo nonfat no foam, no whip, no shoes no service mocha might soon be costing you a lile more. starbucks announced that it will rase prices on what it calls labor intensive beverages. the reason is price increases of green arabica coffee as well as other raw ingredients like dairy, sugar and cocoa. as for those of you who just enjoy plain, old, small black coffee don't wory. starbucks officials say those prices will stay the same around $1.50. just don't call it a small. >> and what's the fun of dering just a coffee when you can say all that stuff? >> rattle it off. >> tom doesn't even drink coffee. >> i got the caffeine monkey off myack ten years ago. now he's on our director's back and causing problemin the control room this morning. ll, good morning, as we get going on this thursday morning, whether you need a caffeine jolt or not, it is a mild
. police have arrested and charged stephen joseph brown for attempted first-degree murder. the victim is expected to survive her injuries. four people were thrown from their vehicles after a serious accident in and around the county. we were over the scene about 1:00 this afternoon. three of the victims were taken to shock trauma in serious condition. the fourth was taken two baltic -- baltimore washington -- medical center. >> be careful what you put on a facebook or e-mail. it could soon land you in trouble with the feds. lawmakers in washington are considering new rules that would make it easier for the government to eavesdrop on internet and e-mail communication. >> from smart phones to social media, the obama administration is drafting new regulations that would allow law enforcement easier access to wire tap on my communication. the proposal first reported by "the new york times is designed to counter terrorist and other criminals. >> what the administration is doing, let's go after the latest technology that they are using. whether it is facebook, in corrected types of communic
to count. stephen tells us about how some are going to make their votes count. >> angry about being left out of the democratic primary, some d.c. republicans are trying to make a democrat their nominee. >> the hotly contested democratic primary, since about 75% and district voters are democrats, it usually determines who will be the next mayor. but what about the roughly thousand voters who are not democrats? >> they are shut out of having any say in government. >> some voters are not true believers, such as yvonne fulbright, joined the democratic party just so she could vote. >> it is not really fair. >> but there are some republicans who plan to vote in their party's primary and believe they have a say in the next mayor's -- in who becomes the next mayor. >> some republicans believe fenty is issuing for their party's nomination. >> i voted for mayor fenty has a right in. >> a group of activists were going to their polling places today even though there was no republican candidate. now they are hoping for a fenty victory and for democrats to accept the republican nomination. >> i hope t
the large crowds. >>> john stewart and stephen colbert's rallies are getting a boost from a prominent political pundit. arianna huffington is offering free rides to anybody would wants to go. last night, huffington announced she is giving free butts buss seats to anybody who shows up at her web site's office in new york city. rallies are scheduled for october 30th down on the mall. >>> everybody who lives around here knows that we have the second worst traffic in the country and now new worries. the new defense building going up along i-395 in alexandria. john henrehan has the latest for the ropes for concern. >> reporter: if you ask a motorist to describe current rush hour traffic on 359 in virginia, here what you get. >> maybe 15, 20 miles per hour. ted situation if you don't have anything in the car to spend your time. how long you can listen to music or the radio. >> reporter: traffic on 395 is probably going to get appreciably worse onier from now when the defense department opens adjoining office towers along the highway in the west end of alexandria. 6400 dod workers will be sh
to make. he is known for signing two notable players of the future, stephen strasburg, of course, and mike hoffler. the players were caught completely off guard. >> i do not think any of us saw lights coming. he is a part our organization and in turning things around and makes as a better team. >> i am disappointed. stanek has been a solid guy to lead on -- stan has been a solid guy to lean on. i wish him well in what every does. >> astin went on to say that he did not want to distract from tonight's game, but said he will bible to his plans -- he will divulged his plans for the rest of the season. >> hbo will air four hour-long episodes in its 24/7 franchised and it will premiere december 15. this rivalry has become a classic. they will face each other outdoors on new year's day. >> how great is that? >> that is going to be fine. >> >> the sickest kids in south east are about to get emergency -- world-class emergency care. >> the johns hospital is opening east of the anacostia river. it has everything a patient could need. >> into of having to take the bus or the metra to get to northwest
her trying to negotiate a contract, and stephen yler, but fox has yet to coofirm any names. >>> from box off flops o dvd ú%ccesses. >> i work for the blah-blah-blah and they gave e a license to blah. >> thh movies that studios ú%counting on making more money threaters. >>> a great day for it. take a lookkat it, 84 degr as a career prosecutor i made decisions on facts not politics. in washington, i'm trying to do the same. that's why i voted to crackdown on wall street and protect the bay. and why i voted against the $3 trillion budget, the big bank bailout, and against the health care bill. you see for me it's not about democrats or republicans it's about common sense and doing what's best for our families. maybe that's why i'm ranked one of the most independent members of congress. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message. >>> kids are imak in school for the school year. yyu know whht that means? session. if you would like your kid to be a part of weather kid section, just have a teaaher or a counselor send their nominationú at 2,000, 41st street baltimore 21211. or go to
he is starting a trend. comedy central jon stewart and stephen coal berth have announced plans to hold their own rallies in d.c. next month. stewart announced his last night on the daily show calling it the rally to restore sanity. colbert followed through on his show for his march to keep fear alive. they confirm the hosts have applied to hold events on the mall on october 30-t. >>> back in april we brought you the story of 13-year-old alexis ross who was diagnosed with type 1 juvenile diabetes in 2008. a scary week-long hospital stay changed her life forever. that's when her passion for making bee residents became a mission to make a difference. here is abc 2 news preston mitchell. >> yeah, i'm stripping it through the top part. >> reporter: over the last year, alexis has made 600 berets for female football fans all over the u.s. raising money for juvenile diabetes. >> people want us to come out to sell them. >> reporter: alexis knows firsthand the effects that juvenile diabetes can have on both the patient and the family. >> well i have type 1 diabetes so i can kind of relat
about a serious issue. comedy central's stephen colbert appeared in front of the house gash rei committee friday. he gave testimony in character. he was invited to testify about migrant workers after spending one day working in the fields. >> does one day in the field make you an expert witness? >> i believe one day of me studying anything makes me an expert. >> i thought it was an inappropriate way of conveying the message, and it perhaps diminished the value of congress. >> it would sully the good name of spertle that republican- controlled congresses have actually called to testify in the past, lake christie brinkley and elmo. >> is however, some members of the united farm workers say any attention drawn to their issue is helpful. >>> see how nerves of steel and a steady hand made all the difference when the landing gear failed on this plane in new york. >>> the lrkz evees gave way, now hundreds of families out west are wading through several feet of flood water. we'll show you how they're coping. >>> right now classmates of a virginia high school football player are coming t
than a month away from jon stewart and stephen colbert's rallies on the national mall, but this morning we are getting crowd numbers. the estimates and numbers for you when we come back. >>> and we're teaming up with mix 107.3 to raise money for children's national medical center. the radio station are holding a ladyothon all day. and you can donate by calling or go to mix107.3.com. we'll check back in with the folks in a little bit. csttd em >>> welcome back. it looks like two rallies in the district will be bigger than first expected, at least by a little bit. jon stewart plans to hold his rally along with stephen colbert's match to keep fear alive both on october 30th. they amend the the numbers from 25,000 to more like 60,000 people. and we're still a month away so the numbers could still go up. >> sometimes the numbers might be even more than the 60,000. we'll see. >>> in the meantime, say if they were having that today they would have some hot weather. >> would need a lot of bottled water out there on the mall. >> take a look at yesterday's temperatures. 94 degrees. it felt warm.
that we must do even better. >>> tv comedy host jon stewart and stephen colbert are planning dueling rallies here in d.c. they will seemingly take a huge rouse jab at beck's restoring honor rally. this calling on america to join them on the national mall on october 30th. so far, ard coming to facebook, tens of thousands of supporters have already signed on. >> it will be entertaining. that is for sure. >> pretty funny. it will be interesting to to see how many people will be down on the national mall. >> it sounds like a lot of people are rsvping. we'll see if they show up. today, we tart to get the heat and humidity building in here. right now is about the nicest part of the day with our temperatures in the 60s. let's look at the bus stop forecast as we are agetting the kids ready for school this morning. what you are going to find are relatively mild across the region early this morning. and lots of sunshine. sunrise will be at 6:56. temperatures in the upper 60s for some of you. mid-60s. a couple of spots where it will be about 70 degrees. not awe bad start to the day. current tem
, putting one seat short of taking over both house of congress. panel, stephen hayes from "weekly standard," juan williams from national public radio and syndicated columnist charles krauthammer. charles, what do you make of this? this is the second report we had this week to suggest big gains, significant gains for republican in congress. >> that is from an analysis of seat-by-seat, state-by-state. i think the number that sort of explains it overall is what is called the generic ballot, where you ask someone if you vote republican or democr democratic in november? it's at the largest spread, 10-point republican lead in the 68 years of gallup will, which means it's, at a time when reagan was a democrat. this is a very long time. this is totally unprecedented. and that portends a wave election. that's like johnson in '64. like reagan in '80. gingrich in the mid-'90s. curiously, every 15 years or so. if that number holds, that generic spread of ten, then you get this kind of wave. i think you do get the house clearly will fall to the republicans. and the senate will be close. i think sabato
facility in louisiana for analysis. >>> flight attendant stephen slater's dramatic exit from an airplane was his last. they announced slater no longer works for the company. he gained national attention after hitting the plane's emergency chute and sliding out with two beers in hand. he said he got frustrated after a passenger hit him with luggage and refused to apologize. now slater faces criminal charges, including criminal mischief and reckless endafrpgerment. >> the worst blow hurricane earl dealt was to businesses in new england. the once powerful category 4 hurricane only grazed much of the eastern seaboard but caused many to rethink their travel plans. earl is however blamed for a death in nova scotia where the storm brought hurricane-force winds and driving rain forecasters are turning their attention to the gulf of mexico where a tropical depression is forming. it could become tropical storm hermine later today. it is bringing heavy rains and possible flooding to northeastern mexico and southern texas. >> what are we looking at for labor day? >> breaking news, we now have hermin
. >> reporter: the victim suffered a collapsed lung, this is blocks away from july's fatal stabbing of stephen pitcairn. police beefed up controls which helped lead to a quick arrest. >> he contacted ems, contacted the pd. we were able to locate the juveniles and take them into custody. >> reporter: police cannot release the names of the suspects because they've been charged as juveniles. prosecutors are looking over the case to see if the charges will be upgraded. >> wjz will have reaction from commuters coming up at 5:00 and 6:00. >>> baltimore county firefighters are still trying to find the source for a strong odor of gasoline. derek is in the news rom with -- room with more. >> reporter: we have several hundred students that were cleared out of the st. clement school. it was in the 1200 block of chessi-co avenue. workers are vest gadget the odor. bge crews are also at the scene even though the odor is not one of natural gas. >> thank you. the students were removed to the church next door and then dismissed for the day. >>> well, students, staff and faculty at loyola university are mournin
, will stephen lynch pull off a victory? >>> a federal judge in florida said he will likely allow a trial on portions of a lawsuit by florida and 19 other states challenging the president's health care overall as unconstitutional. the judge said in a hearing today in pence cola he expects to dismiss some parts of the lawsuit. let's get more clarification from pete williams. obviously people are looking at judge's wording and what this may mean for other states. what can you tell us? >> well, this is another tactical victory for the people who are claiming that the obama health care plan violates the constitution by requiring all americans to buy health care, and if they don't do so to pay a tax penalty. so this is one of the big sets of cases. this was 20 states, as you noted. the obama administration was hoping the courts would throw them out and find out the states filing them have no legal standing to do so. this judge thinks the case can go forward. this follows a similar ruling. he says he'll not rule on this until october 14th. just a month ago a judge in virginia declined to throw
. it stars robert de niro, stephen segal and jessica alba. it's rated r. we have time for a special checi on the forecast. >> sounds like a plan. catch the movie today. this Ñiafternoon. then all the outdoor stuff you want to do, the weather is going to be pe with this --+5á sunshine returning. this is a live camera view of delaware where the temperature is 77 degrees. on the far right and bottom, the wind gusts so far today, up toa. waves don't look too bad now. they will be picking up. ocean city. up to eight in ten feet. in virginia beach, they are around 20. it's where the center of the storm isxd now. it's east of virginia beach. downgraded now, 85 miles an hour winds. it's still a hurricane, earl. it's moving away to the north and northeast. moving toward us, it's cape cod and nantucket that gets the worst of the storm. temperatures in the 80s. it's going to cool us down for the weekend.ñr 88 is the high temperature today. quick look at the beaches, again. sunshine returns. saturday at the beach, 80 degrees. a cool water temperature. tomorrow morning, we start at 65. a high tempe
comedy central host stephen colbert is hearing from a couple of media moguls. rupert murdoch and meir kahane mayor michael bloomberg will testify on the role of immigration in strengthening america's economy. they formed a new coalition to push for immigration reform. news corp. is the parent company of of fox 5. >>> the governor's race in new york is heating up. some sense moments between one candidate and a reporter all caught on camera. >> you send another goon to my daughter's house and i'll take you out, buddy. >> find out what sparked this confrontation. >> we are continuing to follow today's severe weather. tony has the latest. julie will check the roads with we come back. when we -- when we come back. cheerios could be your ticket to do it. big time. you could win a once in a lifetime chance to live your passion by choosing from t never-dreamed-possible prizes. from a customized v.i.p. vacation, to a hollywood red carpet experience, to cooking with a celebrity chef, and more. find details on specially marked boxes of cheerios. why cheerios? because whatever you love doing, you
made the ultimate sacrifice. >> the police and nypd that died on 9/11. >> for officer stephens of the port authority, rubbing the name of george howard gives special significance to him. >> the speech that george bush gave, he held a badge up an it was given by george howard's mother. at the rubble she reached out an gave it to george bush and when he gave the speech to the join session of congress and there is a picture of him holding a badge up it is from a port authority police officer. it has different meanings but the most is providing a momento for family members and will haved ones. >> no matter how many oceans are between us we are all family and look out for each other all the time. >> alex trevino, 9 news now. >>> the tour of duty runners are expected to arrive at ground zero saturday morning. >>> we thank you for watching 9 news now at 6:00 a.m. i'm andrea roane. howard bernstein is off today but tom sater is here with the forecast and not bad. >> not bad at all. i can't find anything to complain about except need of rain. extreme drought conditions in many areas mos
. comedy central stephen colbert appeared in front front of the house judiciary committee on friday where he gave testimony in his character as coast of the colbert report. he was invited to testify about migrant workers after spending one day working in the field. >> does one day in the field make you an expert witness. >> i believe one day of me studying anything makes me an expert. >> i thought it was inappropriate way of conveying the message and perhaps diminished the value of congress. >> it would soil the good name of experts that republican controlled congresses have called to testify in the past, like christy blinkly and elmo [ laughter ] >> reporter: however, some members of the united farm workers say nay attention drawn to their issue is helpful. >>> people incomed to pennsylvania to celebrate a desert you may have -- dessert you may have never heard of. and it is one messy con congress. >> unless you grew up in new england there is a good chance you never heard of them. >> i forgot what she said it is. >> it is a woopie pie. >> i come from the west coast so i don't know them
of the questions he tries to answer in his new book, do aliens exist? we're talking about stephen hawking. he asks do aliens exist? and also has made headlines that now, he's changed his mind. that we don't need god to explain the universe. >> wow. highly-controversial. but he is brilliant, as you said, george. >>> and can brain surgery stop obesity? we'll show you a radical, new treatment that one woman has undergone to control her food obsession through her brain. >> martin bashir investigated that for "nightline." we'll talk to him in a minute. >>> first of all, i'm going to take a stroll down here. one of the waciest show wackie have on tv. that's "wipe-out." jill wagner, ladies and gentlemen. a huge fan. huge fan. you all have seen "wipe-out." the obstacle course? >> how many want to be on the show? yeah. >> they're vying for -- have you seen what they do to contestants on the show? jill, you're right there, up close and personal. i'm wincing at home. what's it like being there? >> i can't tell you. i feel like a big kid every day. it's fun. we want you to come on the show, robin. >> i don't
this. still ahead, "the washington post" ezra klein will join us. >>> last night, stephen colbert was honoring the troops. he got a surprise guest. look who popped up selling hot dogs to the troops? >> wow. okay. i'd like that. >> vice president joe biden. tell you what he was doing there when we come back. look at all this stuff for coffee. oh there's tons. french presses, expresso tampers, filters. it can get really complicated. not nearly as complicated as shipping it, though. i mean shipping is a hassle. not with priority mail flat rate boxes from the postal service. if it fits it ships anywhere in the country for a low flat rate. that is easy. best news i've heard all day! i'm soooo amped! . i mean not amped. excited. well, sort of amped. really kind of in between. have you ever thought about decaf? do you think that would help? yeah. priority mail flat rate box shipping starts at $4.95, only from the postal service. a simpler way to ship. [ dog barking ] [ sniffing ] [ male announcer ] missing something? like 2 pairs of glasses for $99.99 at sears optical, with bifocal lense
heart. >> reporter: that he was off. stephen, california, husband and father of two has cerebral palsy and sunday he left his wheelchair to begin the climb of his life. >> how is it going, man? >> reporter: steve is aiming to become the first person with cerebral palsy to climb the famed elcapitan in yosemite national park. it is a towering challenge. this is not just one empire state building, but two. [ audio not understandable ] >> reporter: today suspended 1,000 feet above ground we called him. hey, steve? it's david muehr in new york. how are you? >> good, and you? >> i guess you're just hanging out. >> if you want to call did that. >> reporter: he's been climbing and sleeping on elcapitan for three days now. >> you're more than halfway there. >> yes. >> reporter: and none of this is surprising for the woman who 15 years ago became steve's wife. >> i thought i bet he's having a hard life. i quickly learned that's not true. >> reporter: steve has taught everyone he knows disabilities don't have to limit you. >> your wife is going to see this on tv tonight. what do you want to say t
in the gateway to the west. redskins fell behind from the get go. stephen jackson on the rams first drive broke one, 42 yards for a touchdown. the rams jumped out to a 14-0 lead just 6:12 into the game. credit the redskins for rallying taking the lead but the rams responded with the final 16 points of the game. backup kenneth darby scoring the game winning touchdown in the 3rd. the redskins for the second straight week surrender 30 points and lose and today some post st. louis blues. >> i think giving up that 14- point cushion really hurts because we had to fight back and in the end i think that's how it started out. >> just feels like we're not as bad as we might think it is because if we're losing, i feel like it's just we have to put it together and just keep working. >> it's very frustrating. you know, we have a couple good plays by santana and cooley and some run plays that guys are picking up big yards from ryan and clayton. i mean again it's one that's obviously disturbing for us on the offense side because we're much better than what we showed today. >>> if mcnabb thought yesterday was
stephen colbert's rallies are getting a big boost from a political pundit. aryan a huffington is offering free rides for anyone who wants to go to their rallies. last night huffington announced she's giving free bus rides to anyone who shows up at their offices. >>> american idol hit the road again this time stopping in new jersey for auditions and some locals snagged an audience with the new judges. we sent fox 5's sherri ly to jersey city to catch up with one of them. >> reporter: rained jackson is sitting in simon -- randy jackson is sitting in simon cowell's old seat, but he said no one will ever say you've become the new cowell, cowell, you're a dog. this season is an american idol remix, but the drill is the same for the contestants. kelly powers came a long way from wood ridge virginia but never thought american idol was for her. >> i never wanted to do the show. >> reporter: her friends and family convinced her to give it a try. now she's in jersey city hoping american idol will help make her singing dreams come true. >> this is it for me. this is really what i'm meant to do. i kn
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his questions. stephen. >> bp is going to release its report tomorrow into the causes of the oil spill. has the white house had an advance look at this? and secondly, given the past relationship between the administration and the company, what level of confidence do you have that this is going to produce a genuine finding into what caused the accident? >> well, look, i'll say this. i know of no one that has seen it here. i've certainly seen emails alluding to the notion that -- and clips alluding to the notion that this is -- this will be released. obviously i think we'd want a chance to look at the report. i think an important partner of that investigation, stephen, ultimately is going to get -- is going to be a look at the blowout preventer itself, which only recently, in the last few days, has been brought to the surface, and will give us a chance to see whether was this a design flaw, was this something that was just a problem that this blowout preventer had to deal with, and a whole host of things. so we'll certainly look through the report. obviously -- look through the report an
's one of the topics i discussed with supreme court justice stephen breyer, when he stopped by to discuss his new book, "making our democracy work." i love the title of this new book. "making our democracy work." that's not only the title of the book, but your mission. and you believe for that to happen, people need to understand our institutions and be engaged with them. >> yes. >> how do they do it? >> the first step is to know what it is we do. how your legislature works. how your governor works. how your mayors work. >> you also said something of a mystery. that we built up in our tradition, the norm that when the supreme court decides something, the public tends to follow. >> there's a history in this country, of bad events and marvelous events. and over time, it's led to a general acceptance of the court, of having the last word on most constitutional issues, even when they are wrong. >> that was really tested on the idea. when you were sitting on bush v. gore, the 2000 election, you wrote at the time, you were against it. it was a self-inflicted wound that hurt the court. you also
sunny and a little breezy. >>> stephen strasburg of the washington nationals will have surgery today in california, tommy john surgery on his right elbow. doctors give athletes and 90% chance of full recovery after this procedure. he will be out at least a year. thanks for watching. we will be at noon. regis and kelly next. we will be at noon. regis and kelly next.
, of the obama administration's emergency rescue of the auto industry. stephen, good morning, i apologize, i was running. >> running is good for you. >> running in and out. why did you write this book? >> because i thought this was an enormous accomplishment by the obama administration. a singular accomplishment for which there was a beginning, a middle and almost an end and i thought the country deserved to understand. >> you're a guy who does not need the money, you do not need the attention, you don't need trouble and you know that you have talked about some of the things in this book that are going to capture some headlines and as a smart guy, you knew those would capture attention. did you think about it? >> i thought people would take a look at the book in its entirety. it was not some effort to telltales or talk out of school. >> but you do include some anecdotes of some interactions that you had with some key members of the administration. rahm emanuel denies some of the things that you say he said in the book, but one thing in particular you talk about buy it was important to bail o
the check. his message will be take it down a notch, america. and stephen colbert is planning an opposing rally. his march is keep fear alive. >> what would they do without glenn beck? >> i don't know. juju, thanks a lot. and happy birthday, juju. >> thank you. >> happy birthday. >>> time, now, for the weather. let's get back out to queens where we find sam champion. good morning, sam. >> good morning, robin. it's the kind of neighborhood anybody would look to live in. charming homes. tree-lined streets. these trees have been here for hundreds of years. in those 15 minutes last night, it became a frightening place. let's get to the boards. all of this is clearing away. hopefully they get the damage out in the next few weeks. a look at the northeast. it's cool, dry air that moves in. that's very good news. elsewhere, there's heavy rain in the tip of texas karl, which is mostly a mexico storm. but it could be an inch to two inches of rain, from brownsville, all the way up to corpus christi. >>> "good morning, maryland," i'm meteorologist justin berk. the rain moved in earlier yesterday but
hearing about it. >> thank you for making time for us. >> we'll have stephen colbert here tomorrow. >> see you then. have a great day. >>> 8:56. sun outside. you can almost feel the sense of warming. it's going to warm up in a big time hurry. it's up to 70 in aberdeen. lagging behind. mid- to upper 60s from westminster, ellicot city to arnold. we are looking at clear skies, warm wind from the southwest. that's going to pump up heat and get us up 10 degrees above normal today. not nearly as chilly overnight. we had the full moon this morning by the way. we should settle back into the mid-60s. last look at traffic, here's kim. >> traffic continues to be quite the headache on the top side of the outer loop. causing big problems from 95 southbound from the white marsh boulevard area. broken down boat still continues to break a hold-up. two center lanes on the outer loop at harford road. give yourself lots of extra time. perhaps avoid the area altogether. we have the accident, 70 westbound past woodvine road. two right lanes remain closed because of an overturned tractor-trailer. we are working
. this is her story in her own words and finally stephen hawking. you don't have to be a real science nerd to read it but he tells you everything you need to know about physical seconds. it's been very controversial. >> because he flipped many years ago and said he thought that god did begin the universe. now he says not necessarily so. >> he's looking for a new reason for "the grand design" the title of the book. you learn a lot from. you think you understand as you're reading it and gives you a lot to talk about with your family and friends. >> janice kaplan, thanks very much. we have a whole lot more on our website plus 13 more picks, excerpts from the books all on our special books page at a tax on everything you buy? that's in andy harris' unfair tax plan. 23% sales tax. a 23% sales tax will cut my business in half. would be devastating. andy harris' 23% sales tax absolutely makes no sense. 23% sales tax would really make things unaffordable. that's too high for the average american out here. i don't know how we would manage it really. don't like that idea. we can't afford andy harris
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